Ubiquitous User Interfaces, by A. Quigley (May 17th, 9:00 am, EPS, Lleida)

In the context of «User Centred Design» course,

A. Quigley - photo by Callum Hyland. License: CC-BY-SAProfessor Aaron Quigley (St. Andrews University, Scotland) will talk about UBIQUITOUS USER INTERFACES.

The talk will be Thursday, May 17 at 9:00 (Sala de Graus , EPS).

Everyone is welcome / Tothom és benvingut / Todos sois bienvenidos


Displays are all around us, on and around our body, fixed and mobile, bleeding into the very fabric of our day to day lives. Displays come in many forms such as smart watches, head-mounted displays or tablets and fixed, mobile, ambient and public displays. However, we know more about the displays connected to our devices than they know about us. Displays and the devices they are connected to are largely ignorant of the context in which they sit including knowing physiological, environmental and computational state. They don’t know about the physiological differences between people, the environments they are being used in, if they are being used by one or more persons.
In this talk we review a number of aspects of displays in terms of how we can model, measure, predict and adapt how people can use displays in a myriad of settings. With modeling we seek to represent the physiological differences between people and use the models to adapt and personalize designs, user interfaces. With measurement and prediction we seek to employ various computer vision and depth sensing techniques to better understand how displays are used. And with adaptation we aim to explore subtle techniques and means to support diverging input and output fidelities of display devices. This talk draws on a number of studies from work published in UIST, CHI, MobileHCI, IUI, AVI and UMAP.


Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction and director of the St Andrews Computer Human Interaction research group (SACHI). Aaron is the ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences, an ACM distinguished speaker and was one of the convenors for the ACM Future of Computing Academy. Aaron’s research interests include novel interaction and multi-display computing, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He has published over 180 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents. He has served on over 80 program committees and has been involved in chairing roles of over 20 international conferences and workshops including UIST, ITS, CHI, Pervasive, UbiComp, Tabletop, LoCA, UM, I-HCI, BCS HCI and MobileHCI.

Some pictures from the talk


Aaron initiating his talk Aaron dunring his talk 2 Aaron dunring his talk 1 Aaron finishing his talkAaron with Toni and Juan Enrique in front of the EPS logo

Related information: Ubiquitous User Interfaces by Aaron Quigley in the University of Lleida, Spain

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